Rev. Oliver Wendell Lomax was born on October 22, 1947 in Hooks, Texas to the union of late James Lomax and Francis Hill. He is preceded in death by both of his parents and 3 brothers.
At the age of twelve, Rev. Lomax discovered his career to become a funeral director. He graduated from Hooks Color High School in 1966.
While in the US Air Force, he received his Ministry License.
After being honorable discharged from the United States Air Force, Rev. Lomax relocated to Dallas, Texas in 1975 and enrolled in the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science. He graduated from Dallas Institute in 1976 and began serving his apprenticeship at the prestigious Black And Clark Funeral Home of Dallas, Texas. Upon receipt of his Funeral Director and Embalmers Licenses from the State of Texas, he began working for several Funeral Homes.
He had a passion of having his own business opened in 1989, Lomax Funeral Home. Rev Oliver W. Lomax believed in personally attending to each family's needs. For over 40 years, Rev. Lomax assisted families with all of their funeral needs.
Rev Lomax held various positions in many professional and civic organizations:
-National Funeral Directors & Morticians Association
-Independent Funeral Directors of Texas Inc.
-Dallas Local Funeral Director Association
-Pi Sigma Eta Fraternity
-Funeral Service Practitioners, which is a group of selected Funeral Directors.
-Moderator of the Christian Fellowship District Association
-IMA Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Dallas
Rev. Lomax is the Pastor of the Willing Workers Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas. Moderator of the Christian Fellowship District Association, an active member of the Dallas Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (IMA), and the National Missionary Baptist Convention of American. Rev. Lomax also served as Chaplin for the Dallas Police Department, Southeast Division and the 1st Weed and Seed Program Chairman for the community.
He leaves to cherish his memories: A loving, devoted wife of 20 years, Linda J. Lomax of Dallas, Family gifted from God: Daughter Lanette & Son-In-Law Ira Barrie. Grandchildren: Iria Barrie, Sharnette Gastille, and Emmanuel Beacham. Two sisters: Linda D. Lewis of Hooks, Texas and Dorothy Ross of Dallas, Texas.
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